2015 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 96-97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%


Price :

$100.00 LIST PRICE!!

"Powerful and dense, this red packs plum, blackberry, vanilla, loam and tar aromas and flavors. Polished, yet backed by a monolithic structure, this finishes long and spicy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2028. 2,200 cases made, 280 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"Here is a high performance wine from Stefano Frascolla and his family. The 2015 Giusto di Notri is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine is contemporary, complex and gorgeous from tip to toe. You get a lot of power here and generous oak-driven tones of sweet espresso, chocolate and spice that surround a succulent core of dark fruit and candied cherry. All these elements appear even bigger and bolder in this warm vintage." (WA)

"Black cherry, creme de cassis, smoke, plum, new leather, spice, French oak and dark spice notes infuse the 2015 Giusto di Notri. Plush, succulent and totally flamboyant, the Giusto di Notri is another wine that captures the natural exuberance of Suvereto. All the elements simply fall into place. Readers should expect a rich, bold Tuscan red." (VM)

"This is dense and structured with beautifully polished tannins and plenty of currant and blackberry character. Full body and chewy tannins yet refined and juicy. Lots of Mediterranean herbs with the dark fruit. Blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot and cabernet franc. Pretty barrel sample. This is coming along very nicely. Can't wait to taste in bottle. Made from organic grapes." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Wine Description:
Giusto di Notri is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc selectively harvested in September. After a gentle pressing, the juice and skins macerate for a lengthy period of 25-30 days to add concentration and depth to the final wine. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and refined six months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:
Deep purple in color, aromas of blackberries, plums, and currants complement undertones of cardamom, violet, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins and a silky texture.

Food Pairing:
Pair this wine with salumi antipasti, wild game rag├╣, pappardelle alla diavola, and picadinho.